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Clifden Nonpareil
Catocala fraxini

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.076
=Blue Underwing

Formerly a very rare immigrant in the region, but has recently colonised. Recorded widely across Berkshire since 2015, Oxfordshire since 2017 and Buckinghamshire since 2018. Appears to be established. Found in numbers at some sites and two records of larvae.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 62 (79%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1730.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU59
23/10/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ08
22/10/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP60
20/10/20222VC22 - BerkshireSP40
20/10/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33

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